Today (Wednesday 27 September), an independent assessment begins of Jersey’s capability to combat financial crime. The assessors are from MONEYVAL – but what is MONEYVAL and why is this so important? This blog provides the background information
The Jersey Financial Investigation Unit has just published the latest quarterly results of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), giving a detailed overview of the kinds of reports received from the industry. More detailed SARs forms were introduced early last year and, as a result, much more in-depth analysis is possible, including: The information contained in SARs … Read more Combatting Financial Crime Together: Suspicious Activity Reports
Business Risk Assessments are the foundation of any Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) strategy.
To its supporters cryptocurrency (or virtual assets, aka VAs) is a brave new world, a digital asset that exists across computer networks, outside the control of governments and central authorities, bringing cheaper and faster money transfers for those otherwise excluded from the financial system. To its detractors it is a bubble waiting to burst, or … Read more Risky (virtual asset) business?
While the NPO sector presents medium to low risk of being abused or misused for terrorist financing, the law has been updated with the aim of protecting them from the risk.
Sanctions imposed by the UK and Jersey against entities and individuals in Russia and Belarus apply to cryptoassets (see the OFSI, FCA and Bank of England Joint statement ). Which leads to the question: When is an asset a cryptoasset? The simple answer – which may not help a great deal – is that there … Read more Russian sanctions: can you sanction Crypto?
The economic measures imposed on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine last month are already the largest package of sanctions ever imposed against a G20 nation, and there are more to come. Before the invasion, more than 250 Russian individuals and entities were designated for an asset freeze. In the week afterwards, a little over … Read more Russian sanctions: the impact so far
How do you catch criminals? More exactly, how do you catch people using the financial system to shift, grow and conceal criminal assets? First, you have to know what they’re doing. A proposal lodged this week will, if approved by the States of Jersey (the Island’s Parliament), boost our ability to track those trying to … Read more Increase Your (Financial) Intelligence